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The Two Walter Raleighs: Famous Father, Rebellious Son and a Shared Tragedy.

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The Two Walter Raleighs: Famous Father, Rebellious Son and a Shared Tragedy

Fred B. Tromly

McFarland

2019

220 pages

$35.00

DA86

The author describes the complicated relationship between Sir Walter Raleigh and his son Walter, Raleigh's desire to identify his son with himself, and his son's rebellion. After the father's political downfall and imprisonment for treason, he no longer had authority over his son, who began to reject his advice and engage in violent quarrels and duels, while the father used his influence to rescue his son from reckless acts. The son was sued by a woman for violent assault, then imprisoned, and the elder Raleigh led an expedition in search of a goldmine in Guiana, commissioning his son as a captain on the ship, resulting in the son's death in a skirmish. The father then returned to England for his execution. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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